Why astronomers are worried that SpaceX’s satellite network will pollute the night sky

<em>SpaceX’s first 60 Starlink satellites just before deploying into orbit</em>

Over the weekend, astronomers and space enthusiasts everywhere

caught a glimpse of SpaceX’s recently launched Starlink
satellites
in the sky. They’re
the first 60 spacecraft of nearly 12,000
the company plans to
launch for its massive “internet from space” initiative. For
many on the internet, it was an amazing sight to see. For the
astronomy community, it was devastating to watch.

The satellites, strung out like a line of glowing army ants,
shone brightly as they moved along their orbit around Earth,
clearly visible to the naked eye. Now, many in the astronomy
community are concerned that this mega constellation might be too
bright, and the sheer number of satellites that SpaceX wants to
launch could muck up their telescope observations…

Source: FS – All Tech News 2
Why astronomers are worried that SpaceX’s satellite network will pollute the night sky